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signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles or serious allergic skin reactions like blisters, peeling rash, hives, or mouth sores to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, lir disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. >> bret: finally tonight, staying on topic, in his state of the union address, president obama made promises regarding transparency. many promises.
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and there have been many instances where lawmakers and reporters have called this administration out for a lack of that. a lack of transparency. and when it comes to the drone program, well, -- >> the "new york times" reports the washington is negotiating a way to provide more information on the attack rather than agreeing with demands from democrats in the intelligence committee to release classified information on the legal justifications involved in the targeted killing drone program. >> what? just remember the state of the union with the promise of transparency on the drones. state of the union speech promises are supposed to be slightly more durable than new years resolutions. >> bret: they event twap actually dropped some paperwork. not enough for a lot of people including rand paul who is still talking. tonight's online show has been snowed out, not really but it has. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and
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unafraid. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." tonight, a big show in the senate. senator rand paul doing what he has been doing for the better part of seven hours. mount ago protest against the white house drone policy. and holding up the confirmation of the president's pick to head the cia. plus, knives on a plane? coming soon. strong reaction. >> i'm really concerned about that actually. >> it's insane. absolutely insane. >> that would make me feel unsafe. >> not everybody is worried. >> i don't think it's a problem. >> i don't know how much damage you can do with a small pocket knife. >> shepard: tonight, the great debate over blades and bats. the woman who stabbed, shot, and slashed her lover answers questions from the jury. >> did you ever take pictures of yourself after he hit you?
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how did you have time to get the gun down if he was right behind you? >> shepard: tonight, jodi arias looks to clear up some confusion. plus, did kate middleton accidently reveal her child's sex? [ laughter ] >> prince william's wife doing some baby back pedaling. >> and a beloved actress says she has only months to live. tonight, valerie harper on her terminal illness. but first from fox this wednesday night. when, exactly, can the government kill you? arrest you, try you, kill you. senator rand paul says it can't. as a result he is in the middle of something we haven't seen in years an old fashioned filibuster on the senator floor. republican center holding the floor for most of the day to protest president obama's nominee for cia director. he talked more than three
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hours nonstop before getting a break getting back up from senators from both parties. as you can see, he is back at it again now. here is the video time lapse of those first three hours. our team on capitol hill is watching every move. did he drink water? did he eat? did he he go to the bathroom? will he ever stop talking? eventually. again, this is about the nomination of john brennan. brennan was involved with the droning program. so now senator paul is delaying the cia director vote by the full senate. in a letter to senator paul, the attorney general eric holder did not rule out droning americans in america. without arrests or charges or lawyers or judges. just point and fire from the sky, dead. senator paul calls that an abomination. >> i will speak until i can no longer speak. i will speak as long as it takes until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast. that our constitution is important. that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no american should be
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killed by a drone on american soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court. >> shepard: john brennan wrote senator paul insisting the cia does not kill americans on u.s. soil. mike emanuel is on capitol fox on live top story top story. it's delayed. >> he realizes there are likely 60 votes for john brennan's confirmation. so a senator cannot stop the nomination but can certainly slam on the brakes. though it appears that hunger and fatigue are kicking in. >> the center for constitutional rights, which had previously brought a challenge in federal court, -- to legality of the authorization to target al-awlaki and yemen release the following statement. >> hey, it's been a whole lot of talking all afternoon and continuing into the evening.
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earlier a lighter moment when florida's marco rubio offered this bit of advice. >> i have been here a while. let me give you some free advice, keep some water nearby to have handy. >> chocolate, jelly beans, a few step of water and mark kirk from illinois brought him hot tea in the last hour, shep. >> shepard: a lot of republicans talking up there. during "studio b" we looked up and lo and behold a democrat. >> that's right. and to be clear, the senate majority leader harry reid has not been irritated by this at all. he recognizes this is a senator's right if you will but earlier there were a number of republicans who went up there so ask some lengthy questions. give a bit of a breather. they're mike lee, ted cruise, jerry more ran. chambliss, marco rubio and cornyn. who was help from the a democrat. >> the congress and the public need to know what the rules for targeted killing are so they can make sure as senator paul has touched on in the
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course of this day that american security and american values are both being protected. >> it will be interesting to see if there is any practical result of this filibuster, if the obama administration does anything to try reassure senator rand paul and also threw saw senator why den but there is also a political impact here that certainly raises senator paul's profile politically if and when he decides to run for president in 2016, shep. >> shepard: mike emanuel on the filibuster. it wasn't exactly mr. smith goes to washington. in the movie jimmy stewart talks for hours and hours until he finally collapses. as we reported senator paul has had some help so it hasn't gotten that dramatic. the experts tell us the last true filibuster was back in 2003. back then the senate majority leader harry reid was in the minority and tried to block some of president george w. bush's judicial nominations. historians say senator solo filibuster inthe
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1957. he spoke for a little more than 24 hours. even started reading from the phone book. trying to block the civil rights act. the attorney general also happened to be on the hill today during senator paul's filibuster. and senators from both parties asked eric holder whether he would rule out droning americans in america. listen. >> you can agree there is no scenario would be appropriate to use an armed drone on u.s. soil to strike an american citizen? >> well, what i said in the letter was that, um, the government has no intention to carry out any drone strikes in the united states, um, it's hard for me to imagine a situation in which that would occur. we have within the united states, the ability to use our law enforcement capacity. >> shepard: no intention, hard to imagine. that's not a rule out, no matter what the definition of is is. we tried to get to the bottom of all of that and we'll hear more from the attorney general coming up inside fox report. well, what would you ask a woman who admits she
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stabbed and slashed and shot her lover to death? today, jurors in an arizona courtroom got their first chance to quiz jodi arias about the night she did indeed kill travis alexander. she admits the killing, calls it self-defense. prosecutors call it a jealous rage. today the judge rattled off question after question the jurors submitted. a practice allowed in 25 states. not common in most states. only in three. among the jurors questioned, some about the rockie relationship between arias and alexander, the --oter and the shoot ye shootee. >> did you ever take pictures of yourself after he hit you? >> no, i did not. >> how did you have time to get the gun down if he was right behind you? >> i don't know at the was right behind me or not. i just had the sense that he was chasing after me. >> shepard: in all, more than 160 questions today. and each one of her questions could eventually
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determine whether she goes free, goes to prison or dies for her crime. alicia acuna is following the testimony for us. if you listen to those questions, one after another, you didn't hear a lot of sympathy for one jodi arias. >> that's right, shep. one of the questions they asked is why she told the tv interviewer that a jury would never convict her and arias said once again she thought she would be dead because she intended to commit suicide. the judge read the questions like why didn't she just call 911 when she says travis alexander was attacking her. then the one so many have asked why not tell the cops the truth the first time? >> i didn't want people to know the kinds of things that were going on in our relationship. i was embarrassed about a lot of those things and i was ashamed and i was also very scared about, i mean, whether i was defending myself or not, i felt like if i -- i felt like it was wrong to kill somebody regardless of the circumstances. >> remember, arias first told detectives she wasn't
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there. then that it was intruders and finally settled on self-defense, shep. >> shepard: 16 days on the stand. 116 questions today and for jodi arias its still not over. >> the jurors are not done. the jury gets the chance on recross-examination on any new examination. they have already been trying to poke holes in her questionable memory, something the jury wanted to know about as well. take a listen. >> how is it that you remember so many of your sexual encounters, including your ex-boyfriends but you do not remember stab stabbing travis and dragging his body? >> well, as far as what happened on june 4th, i don't know how the mind works necessarily, but i know that that was the most traumatic experience of my life. >> good memory, it freezes under stress like a computer. shep? >> shepard: alicia acuna
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live for us tonight. >> knives and small baseball bats on a plane, it's coming and some of the relatives of the 9/11 victims are ripping the tsa's decision to let it happen. the tsa announced the rule change yesterday, starting in late april, screeners will let airline passengers carry on small swiss army type knives as well as lacrosse sticks, ski poles, golf clubs and those little souvenir baseball bats. they are dangerous now but they won't be in late april. box cutters like the ones 9/11 hijackers used will apparently still be dangerous. but the father of flight 93 passengerred to beamer says he can't see the upside to this. todd beamer is the man who is said to have called out let's roll before fighting the hijackers for control of that plane. today, todd beamer's father said he just doesn't see a difference between a pocket knife and a box cutter, practically speaking and a woman whose firefighter son died at the world trade center added she had a screener confiscate her container of yogurt.
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she said she was just wondering why yogurt is more dangerous than a knife. the tsa argues the rule change will actually improve security by letting screeners focus on finding more dangerous objects like bomb components. >> what this will help us do is achieve three things. better security from the standpoint of focusing on those items that can be catastrophic. two, make it more efficient in terms of the check point through-put and then, three, we'll address the hassle factor. >> shepard: look shoes and shampoo. this isn't only the only controversy tsa is facing far from it. taking criticism for dropping tens of millions of dollars on new uniforms for employees. the agency recently signed a 50-million-dollar contract but in a statement the tsa writes $50 million represents the contract's maximum value, not the amount expended. without the contract's bridge, tsa would not have been able to procure additional uniforms which will look great as they pat you down and take your shah pooh. just the threat of a big
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snow storm all but shut down d.c. today. the mayor warned people stay off othe streets. now it turns out washington escaped the worst of it. happens sometimes. a lot of folks were less lucky. a lion goes on the attack and leaves somebody dead. we'll take to you the scene where it happened. and, well, there is rand paul. all day long rand paul. of course, the underlying question and the big thought is: can the government really kill you? from the journalists of fox news this is a wednesday fox report. her new comfort b. marie callender's. it's time to savor. try mail marketing from constantcontact. it's the fastest, easiest way
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rand paul is still talking, take a look here. i think, maybe. there he is see him right down there? we are going to leave him there we will keep him quiet. if anything interesting happens we will take you there for the filibuster. first though the snow
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quester packing a punch on the east coast. the major winter storm hitting the area around washington, d.c. virginia got it bad. maryland and the incredibly busy i-95 corridor there the system swept in from the midwest today. virginia the hardest hit more than 200,000 without power. the governor declared a state of emergency. hundreds of crashes on the roads. a bit favor they're north the nation's capitol mostly, well, it's okay. the first alert forecasters have called for 10 inches. difficult to predict in d.c. the threat of wind and wild weather shut down federal offices and schools, cancelled airlines and flights across the region. doug mckelway is outside there in falls church, virginia. looks like snow. shep the rule of thumb further west the higher the snowfall total. rain, wintry mix, snowfall line is so terribly difficult to predict. bottom line here, d.c. got just a pure rain where we
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are about five miles west of nation's capitol. we had a couple inches of snow but it changed over to rain about mid afternoon and most of the snow we had here has now melted away. the much higher snowfall totals out west in the blue ridge and in the shenandoah valley where they saw upwards of a 18 inches of snow. a lot of that complicated by the fact that the snow is intentionally wet and heavy and 30 mile-per-hour winds helps to explain all those power outages we are seeing in the state of emergency that the government declared earlier today. shep? >> shepard: deadly attack in california where a lion has killed an intern volunteer at a wild animal preserve. happened just hours ago in the town of dunlap, about 45 miles east of fresno in the syria, nevada, and foothills there. the place is home to roughly two dozen big cats including rare leopards, tiger, cheetahs and lions. the male in question, this male is reportedly the cat that mauled that volunteer inside the animal's cage. officials tell fox news the sheriff's department shot and killed the lion after the attack.
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michelle makuloso reporter is with us tonight. you visited this big cat sanctuary for a story a couple weeks ago? >> yeah, shep. that's right. i was here a couple weeks ago doing a story about the conservation and preservation work that cat haven does for big cats in the wild. so to have something like this happen is really out of the ordinary. this place has been here for about 15 years. nothing like this has happened. now, workers tell me that that girl, who reportedly was in one of those big cages usually comes into the cage at times during feeding. now, feeding usually happens around 10:00 a.m. and this incident happened at 12:30. so we do not know exactly what she was doing in that cage. that lion's name was kus-kus. he is usually not the friendliest lion. he likes to be the founder dale anderson, to have something like this happen at cat haven is a really, really sad tragedy. >> i will say.
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the dow hit another high today ahead what boosted the markets this time and why big business and small business may not be getting the exact same benefit surprise, surprise. plus, they were high school sweethearts but their story had a bloody ending. murder accusations and why his lawyers say he is not to blame for what happened to that teenager. that's coming up. and rand paul still talking. >> moreover by announcing all members of such groups are legally it's not what you think.
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>> rand paul, still talking. wall street shattered records again today and it is not looking back for the second day in a row the dow reached its highest close in history. up another 42 today to finish just under 14300. the nasdaq lost a couple. but the s&p gained two.
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this is the fourth straight upday for the dow. it's gained so much from its great recession lows back in 2009 that analysts say a $1,000 investment then would net you more than $2,400 now from gains and dividends. gerri willis from the biz with us now. some positive jobs numbers seem to boost the markets again today? >> yeah, this is private sector payrolls. we talk about this all the time. they came in 198,000 for the month. that is above expectations for the month of february. this is good news. this is big kahuna of economic reports. monthly jobs data. unemployment rate of 7.9%. not big growth here. not seeing big time improvement but watching these numbers carefully. >> big business making big moneys. here is what is going on. jobs growth with small companies, i mean companies with 20 or fewer employees. beating heart of employment in this country they have been growing their employment about 3%, 4%.
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big companies 8%. what's the difference? those big, big, big companies the ones on the dow they are selling things all over the planet. growing economies in asia. they are doing so well. and they are really spurring growth for these companies. but the small companies can't play that game. >> shepard: too bad. >> relying on us. spend, spend, gerri. >> i'm doing what i can, you know i do. >> shepard: gerri willis live from the biz. verdict from a trial from a man accused of killing high school sweetheart. jew fujita stabbed her and dumped her body into the march. happened after they graduated from high school and after they split up. prosecutors say he planned the whole thing. lured her to the secluded location. stack geld her with a bunk guy cord. murdered her in cold blood. the defense argued fujita
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had a psychotic episode the night of the killing and the jury shouldn't hold him responsible for any of it earlier the victim's mother testified she knew something was wrong when she saw her daughter crying after the suspect showed up at a party. >> i told nathaniel that he needed to settle down he and lauren were no longer dating that this was her graduation party and she deserved to enjoy herself. >> shepard: within weeks her daughter was dead. we are waiting for a jury to determine whether this man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the crime. syrian rebels claim they could overthrow their president and end the bloody civil war in a matter of weeks if only, if only they had the right weapon. they are asking the world to help. plus, a single cardinal. one man holding up the entire process of picking a new pope. so who is missing? and when might that conclave really begin? we'll get to that.
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william's pregnant wife kate slipped and revealed her baby's gender while thanking somebody for a gift, maybe. a well wisher gave ms. kate a teddy bear for the future monarch. a woman standing nearby said the dutches said thank you i will take that for my -- and stopped. the woman asked her whether she was about to say daughter. we don't know. us weekly reports the couple learned the baby's gender but told only their parents. the newest royal is expected in july. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and the filibuster continues. kentucky republican rand paul would be talking except ted cruise is asking him a question at the moment and a lengthy one. actually, he is filling in at the moment for rand paul
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who is otherwise occupied. but he has been at it for almost 8 hours now. protesting president obama's nominee for cia director and demanding answers. answers about whether the u.s. government would ever drone americans in this country. kill us from the skies. other senators were asking the same question today of the attorney general eric holder. catherine herridge with that catherine? >> well, shep, a simple answer of no had to be forced out of attorney general eric holder. >> does the constitution allow a u.s. citizen on u.s. soil who doesn't pose an imminent threat to be killed by the u.s. government? >> i do not believe that again all of the facts. on the facts you have given me, this is a hypothetical. i would not think use in that situation lethal force would be appropriate. >> i find it remarkable you still will not give opinion on constitutionality. move on to the next topic because we have gone round and round. >> translate my appropriate
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to no. no. >> it's not clear holder's response today is a reversal of this march 4th letter to senator rand paul we told you about it last night where holder left the door open to the possible use on lethal force of americans on extraordinary circumstances on u.s. soil while describing the senator's drone sebaali narrows as too hypocritical. lawmakers could not block drone use. >> congress has the constitutional authority to pass the law preventing the president's ability to use drone aircraft. to use lethal force against u.s. citizens on u.s. soil. >> i'm not sure such a bill would be constitutional. that might run contrary to the article 2 powers that the president has. >> >> now there is a bipartisan push for all the drone policy memos to be provided to congress and less secrecy from the administration. >> always enforce laws. >> be careful, i will be bringing that to the attention of the appropriate people be within the administration. i'm not unsympathetic to
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what you are saying. >> i would strongly urge to you make that pitch quickly and forcefully as you can. >> fox news asked the justice department spokesperson whether holder had indeed reversed himself on drone strikes inside the u.s. and to clarify his claims to senators that the president also saw the need for more transparency on the drone issue. but there was no immediate response, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge in washington. the civil war in syria now. the leader of the rebel forces, the opposition army says it's if his guys just had the right weapons, they could take out the syrian regime in less than a month. the rebel journalist calling for the international community to give them weapons. weapons like antitank and antiaircraft missiles so they can properly fight the regime that has killed tens of thousands of in the men, women and winner children. evidence specifically calls for the west to step in and help. >> very little support comes from the western country. and we look to the western countries as other -- as our brothers in the
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humanity. >> shepard: the united states does support the rebels with direct nonlethal aid. but the u.s. has stopped short of giving them weapons out of fears that they could fall into the wrong hands. see history books. meanwhile persian gulf nations including saudi arabia and qatar have been arming those rebel fighters. jonathan hunt at the united nations tonight. this is the most direct appeal that we have heard yet from these rebels. >> yeah, it was a very clear message, the clearest possible from the head of the free syrian army. and very significant, too shep, that he chose to deliver that message today in english. listen. >> this is very clear to say we weapons and ammunition. stop killing to defend ourselves and to defend our citizens. >> now the u.s. is reluctant to give weapons directly to the rebels simply because they do not know who some of those
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rebels are or what their aims are. that fear underscored today when 21 united nations peace keepers were taken hostage in a disputed area of the go alan heights between israel and syria. the u.n. has strongly condemned that hostage taking and called for the immediate release of those peace keepers, shep. >> syrian people, jonathan, running for the borders. >> yeah. on top of the 70,000 killed during this now 2-year-old conflict, a u.n. report today revealed that some 1 million syrians are now refugees as a result of this ongoing war. now, take a look at the figures from some recent conflict. libya, just two years ago, 10,000 killed. 750,000 refugees. western nations intervened directly. kosovo 1999, 10 and a half thousand killed.
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850,000 refugees. western nations intervened directly. and then in bosnia between '92 and '95, around the same, 100,000 killed and 1 million refugees, again, western nations intervened directly. but right now there seems no appetite for that, shep, on the part of western nations acting in syria, despite the fact that the death toll there increased again today with opposition activists saying that syrian airplanes carried out air strikes in the northern city of rakar. killing something like 39 syrian civilians, shep? >> shepard: jonathan hunt at the united nations and, note, rand paul back on the senate floor. the late president of venezuela called president george w. bush the devil, accused the united states of giving him cancer. but, apparently that's not going to stop our state department from sending a delegates to his funeral. a live report from caracas coming up. a grim diagnosis for the
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>> shepard: rand paul still talking. moments ago he admitted he is getting tired. thanked senator cruise from people on the outside world what people are saying on twitter about his filibuster. closing in on 8 hours now. hugo chavez was the friend america never knew it had. that from the actor sean penn on the death of venezuelan president who bonded with other leaders over their hatred for the united states. sean penn is far from the only american mourning chavez' passing. kind words also come from the director oliver stone, the former congressman joseph kennedy ii who said chavez helped 2 million americans with donations to kennedy's heating assistance charity and he did. oliver stone praised chavez a great hero to the
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majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place. in venezuela home to the world's largest proven oil reserves, thousands of people filled the streets of caracas for the procession of chavez coffin from the hospital to a military academy. meantime the united states state department officials say that our government will send at least one representative to the president's funeral. steve harrigan in caracas tonight. what's the significance of the u.s. sending this delegates, steve? >> shepard it, may be a continuation of the u.s. policy we have seen in the past. ignore the slights, ignore all the angry rhetoric and try to calm things down. what we have seen really in the past 48 hours from the interim president nickler madiero expel two u.s. claiming espionage. and claiming u.s. might be responsible for hugo chavez's cancer. a claim one u.s. official described as absurd. trying to ignore things, keep things calm and try to
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make business as usual. >> shepard: shep not surprisingly mixed reaction around the world and in venezuela. >> certainly a huge outpouring of emotion today on the street. the country itself bitterly divided. some love him, some hate him. the lovers were out in force and 8-mile procession of people most wearing chavez red. some felt as if they had lost their own fat >> venezuelans of heart and conviction, we believe in the legacy of president chavez. and this to fight for our country, our families and our children. >> chavez lives. chavez lives because i am chavez and because most of us have chavez. long live chavez. the test now is whether that loyalty to chavez will survive after his death whether in fact they will go to the polls and vote for the man he wants to be
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his successor. that election set to take place sometime within the next 30 days. shepard? >> shepard: steve harrigan tonight. cancer will shorten the beloved life of valerie harper. terminal brain cancer and further that she may have as little as three months to live. of the 73-year-old tells people magazine and i quote: i don't think of dying. i think of being here now. valerie harper portrayed morgan on the mary tyler moore show. >> hello, ma. >> listen, rhoda, while i was shopping i found pan at this hose on sale so i got you a couple dozen pair. >> a couple of dozen pair. the rockets don't use that much. >> her role there was so memorable and led to her own spin off show. trace gallagher is in hollywood with this sad news. trace, what more do we know about the diagnosis? >> well, in simple terms, shep, doctors say the cancer cells are filling
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the membranes around her brain and because chemotherapy drugs are so hard to get inside the brain, there is just very little they can do. now, valerie harper's favorite saying has always been seize the moment and she has long done that. >> theater is the actual living, breathing, of us to audience. >> valerie harper calls herself a jerusalem is i girl who was able to cross the river and make a name for herself on broadway. first, dancing, then acting. after years of performing on stage with no television experience, harper auditioned for the part of a jewish girl from the bronx who moves to minneapolis. >> tell me about your shopping trip. we have lovely stores here in minneapolis. >> oh, yes. >> we went to every one of them. >> 30 stores. >> what did you buy? >> lunch. >> morgan earned valerie harper three straight emmys and own tv show that ran 8 years often getting better
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ratings than mary tyler moore. in the 1980s, nbc gave harper a show called valerie it was a hit. two years later the network fired her. she sued nbc. nbc sued her. in the end, harper won, but not nearly what she had hoped. she still lingers in television from sex in the city to desperate housewives. but it was back on broadway where her star rose again. recently nominated for a tony for her role as bankhead in looped. while the stage is her first love. television is her lasting impression. >> there is no one who goes up to valerie on the street and goes ms. harper they just go valerie or rhoda. people know her for a long time and she has got the kind of manner that makes it seem like have you known her forever. >> known her forever, yeah. valerie harper battled lung cancer three years ago. unclear if this is related. the reason she came forward with this diagnosis today, shep, is because she wanted to raise awareness about
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her disease and about cancer research in general. shep? >> shepard: trace gallagher. thank you. president obama has dinner plans with a bunch of republican senators. it's part of the white house's new strategy. you have heard about this? the new strategy to slash the deficit since those self-imposed budget cuts have worked out so brilliantly. we are live at the white house. plus, there is a new study out that finds a lot of americans now work at home, at least part of the time. but after the controversy over yahoo's no tell communitying policy. another major company is cracking down. rand paul goes from the corner of your screen to the cube as the filibuster continues in what i'm told is the line of the day. i quote the senator: he they shouldn't just drop a hell fire missile on your cafe experience. 4g, huh? verizon 4g lte. 700 megahertz spectrum, end-to-end, pure lte build. moe most consistent speeds indoors or out.
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>> shepard: rand paul still talking, just crossed eight hours. and breaking news is he holding a blue pen. the vatican is now waiting for one last cardinal. one guy to start the conclave that will choose the next pope. seems the cardinal from vietnam is expected to arrive finally in rome tomorrow. and the vatican will not set a date until that happens. meantime, the american cardinals at the vatican today cancelled their daily news briefings, a spokeswoman says members expressed concern about potential leaks. under church law the cardinals are sworn to secrecy once this process begins. once underway they will vote using secret paper ballots until there is a majority. of course, we will watch for the smoke once they burn those ballots. white smoke there is a pope. otherwise, try again. and an italian magazine claims it's published the first pictures of the retired pope emeritus, benedict the xvith. they supposedly show the former holy father at a
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papal summer palace. the house just passed bill it keep the government from shutting down three weeks from today. it would also ease some of the pain of that so-called sequester, the spending cuts. but only on the defend side. remember the idea was to cut programs both parties support. the bill now goes to the senate where democrats say they will try to protect domestic programs too. of course, the other idea was to cut -- was the cuts would be so painful that they would force the white house and the congress to compromise. that worked out perfectly. tonight, there are new signs of bipartisanship for real as ed henry is at the white house. bipartisanship the president took some senate republicans out to dinner tonight? >> that's right, shep. maybe some inspiration from mr. jefferson. at the jefferson hotel just a couple blocks here from the white house. a fancy hotel. they have got a menu that is so fancy that you can get a meal for $1,776, all kinds of fancy wine and whatnot. we're told they are not ordering from that special
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menu after all the government is broke. we are not sure who is paying for this dinner tonight. senator lindsey graham one of the republicans dining with the president. this might be a dr. phil moment. take a listen. >> i see the president reaching out. everybody wants to, you know, be dr. phil about what he is doing. i'm assuming the president wants to talk serious buy about -- seriously about the issues of the day. he will go up to capitol hill. he rarely does that meet separately with all four democrats. same in the senate. first time he has really done that since 2010, shep. >> shepard: this is a new strategy to do, what? >> well, is he sort of going around the leadership. if you look at some the faces that will be there, more rank and file senators like lindsey graham. not people on the list that not there speaker john boehner mitch mcconnell who he hasn't had a lot of progress with. going through some of the rank and file.
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is he not worried about that jay carney says this is all about trying to find different ways to bring people together. take a listen. >> frankly, i wish he had done more of that over the years. we have had all of this very limited interaction with the president and certainly doesn't have to go through me to call on my members, i'm sure he will. i encourage him to do so. >> that work remains to be done and the president is interested in, you know, finding the members of the caucus can of common sense and working with them to bring about a resolution. a resolution to this challenge. we should be able to do it. >> white house aides tell us tonight they are not just talking about the budget. they are talking about immigration reform and gun control. areas where the president thinks they will come together, shep. >> shepard: ed henry out in the yard. thanks. 8 hours and six minutes over here now for the old fashioned filibuster on the senate floor. rand paul still at it. talking almost nonstop. a little help here and
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